A New Approach

Well, the “Under the Influence” show at Pulse Gallery went well.  In addition to a sale and some very positive response, it resulted in another show next year – a two man exhibition with myself and glass worker extraordinaire Rob Morey.

On that note, below are a few working photos of some recent drawings.  These were all done in preparation for an upcoming series of paintings.  In most of my paintings of the past few years, I’ve been going straight from sketch to painting.  For this next series, I’m doing a minimum of two drawings for each piece.  In these drawings, I am able to hone the imagery, establish the value range, and decide on at least some of the color choices.  In the former approach, these things had to be worked out during the actual painting process.  I think this new approach will both speed things up as well as make for more visually interesting pieces.  I’m really excited to continue this development. 

The grayscale drawings are done with graphite on white drawing paper, while the colored ones are done with graphite, charcoal, and pastel on tinted paper.  Enjoy and I’d welcome any feedback.


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